Smallfoot Reviews

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July 25, 2020
Smallfoot ends up as a messy mix of socio-theological allegory and straightforward fluff with a narrative that's too often frozen in its tracks.
June 23, 2020
Most of the voice actors are fun and chipper, but it feels like a work that's spending too much effort pandering to younger audience members.
August 20, 2019
[The film's] simplistic binary between faith and science dangerously obscures the more nuanced reality.
May 2, 2019
When we've all been spoiled prior with clever animation that mixes wit and whimsy with such ease, a product like Smallfoot can't help but feel a little ordinary.
December 22, 2018
Mediocre, but alert adults will at least appreciate the message about the need to reject "alternative facts" spouted by fear-mongering leaders.
October 15, 2018
The best parts of the movie come in scenes where the characters act unpredictably. Unfortunately, Smallfoot wants to play everything so safe that it just comes off as dull.
October 15, 2018
Sadly, overly-stuffed "Smallfoot" invents modern fairy tale notions about Yeti's, with mediocre animation, and songs without actually teaching anything of substance to kids.
October 12, 2018
It's mostly didactic, tuneless and dull.
October 10, 2018
A middling bit of animation, Smallfoot is built for small children to love and parents to endure.
October 7, 2018
Adults can still enjoy this in an ironic way. Smallfoot is so unbelievable at times that I couldn't help but feel baffled and perplexed by the creative decisions on display, laughing and shaking my head as it ventured into some strange directions.
September 30, 2018
...when set next to other animated movies of late, Smallfoot comes across feeling, well, small.
September 29, 2018
It's a commendable effort, although the result never quite achieves the sense of discovery or deeper emotional resonance to which it aspires. Rather than warming your heart, the film winds up leaving a chill.
September 28, 2018
Let's just say I was glad my 9-year-old wasn't able to attend the movie with me and my 4-year-old was so bored by the heavy-handed messaging that she spent most of the movie whining for more candy.
September 28, 2018
I wouldn't go so far as to call the results abominable, but I'll admit to checking my watch during the film's 96 minutes, wondering: Are we there, Yeti?
September 28, 2018
As much as I would like to applaud a movie for challenging kids not to take what adults say to them at face value, Smallfoot just left me cold.
September 28, 2018
This is a blandly forgettable affair only the youngest members of the audience are likely to find captivating.
September 28, 2018
While the character animation is uninspired (why do these yeti have no noses?), Kirkpatrick pays homage to the physical comedy of Wile E. Coyote, uses video gaming for visual gags and gets inventive with interspecies misinterpretations.
September 28, 2018
While animation can be a good tool to help kids - and adults - explore such topics, "Smallfoot" still seems a bit too heavy-handed for its own good.
September 27, 2018
An animated blunder that take what could have very easily been another Storks-style win for Warner Animation Group, and turns it into a disposable kid's movie that goes through the motions.
September 27, 2018
A decidedly mixed bag, interesting in some narrative respects and technically strong but hobbled by mediocre songs and one especially irritating character.
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